Involuntary Commitment | Chapter and Verse | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper
Favorite

Involuntary Commitment 

He heard voices:
Burn down the house.
Save your father from harm.

That's why he threatened
To kill his sister's cats,
Broke his mother's plates.

He would not
Take his medication.

His lawyer questioned
The doctor:
If someone thinks
He is in constant contact
With Jesus,
Does that mean
He must be mentally ill?

The psychiatrist laughed.
No. Just asking
To be saved.

-- Nancy Krzton

 

Nancy Krzton is an attorney who lives in Highland Park.  Her publications include 5 AM, the Along These Rivers anthology and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM. 

 

Favorite

Latest in Chapter and Verse

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Listings

CP Newsletters

Sign up to get the freshest content sent right to your inbox.

© 2018 Pittsburgh City Paper

Website powered by Foundation

National Advertising by VMG Advertising